1987 420SEL Mercedes-Benz Steering & Suspension Services

Does Your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Suspension Need Inspection?

During the first few years you had your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your 420SEL feels bouncy, drifts to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL in for steering and suspension services. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, wheel hub bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your 420SEL suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend an alignment. Replacing these parts can change the existing ride height and wheel angles.

Shock & Strut Replacements for Your Mercedes-Benz 420SEL

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your 420SEL’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn Mercedes-Benz 420SEL shocks and struts. One of your best bets is to have your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL suspension shocks and struts regularly inspected by a trusted technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1987 420SEL Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Mercedes-Benz's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Mercedes-Benz 420SEL? Rotation and alignment are all about making small tweaks that have a big impact. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that the tires connect with the road how Mercedes-Benz intended.
  • When should I have my Mercedes-Benz 420SEL power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your 420SEL is low on power steering fluid, we’ll follow Mercedes-Benz service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Mercedes-Benz 420SEL Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL. From shocks to ball joints, your Mercedes-Benz will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.